- Dubai parents believe today’s learning experience must be curated for the future.
- This step aims to enhance the quality of life by building future-ready mindsets.
Dubai parents are preparing their children for the future by emphasizing the importance of skills. In areas like artificial intelligence(AI), virtual reality (VR), and the metaverse, under a recent study by Citizens School. Parents cited digital literacy, creativity, mental well-being, and confidence as essential skills for future success.
Additionally, the study identified resilience, inclusivity, and entrepreneurship as areas for schools. Focus on in order to better prepare children for the future.
The study found that 69 percent of parents believe AI and VR will have the greatest impact on their children’s future. Followed by cryptocurrency and metaverse at 54 percent. In light of Dubai’s rapid technological advancements and diverse job market. The study emphasizes the importance of developing adaptable skills and competencies to succeed in an uncertain future.
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The study suggests that the traditional education system needs to evolve to better equip children with the skills they need to thrive. The current education system, which primarily focuses on examinations, must adapt to better prepare children for the realities of tomorrow.
The white paper explores the history and evolution of education. Global education trends, and the leading role of the UAE’s future-focused government. It also includes survey results from over 1,200 UAE parents on how they perceived the quality of their education.
Dr. Adil Al Zarooni, Founder of Citizens School Dubai, stated that as human knowledge continues to grow. Educators must reconsider conventional teaching methods and encourage children to explore their interests. Discover new technologies to achieve their full potential.
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According to Hisham Hodroge, CEO of Citizens School Dubai, the current education system concentrates on a single approach. The examination involves the transmission of knowledge from the teacher to the student. However, he suggests that this system needs to progress in light of the fact. That statistics indicate that 40% of children in their early years will need to be self-employed or entrepreneurs to earn a living.
The study highlights children in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as a whole. It is uniquely positioned given the naturally diverse classrooms, future-forward government policies, and access to emerging technologies.
According to Kephren Sherry, who is the Head of Primary at Citizens School Dubai. It is important to motivate students to take responsibility for their learning and encourage them to pursue their interests. In addition, students should be taught to view failure. As a valuable part of the learning process and not as a deterrent to success.
The traditional role of a teacher as the sole provider of knowledge has evolved, and now educators must guide and assist their students in accessing information from various sources. The teacher’s role is to facilitate and support the learning process, helping students extract and comprehend relevant information.
The study concludes that all education stakeholders must collectively reimagine a more future-relevant learning experience, contributing towards a globally recognized future learning framework enabling learners to thrive and enjoy a better quality of life in the future.